Lakes near New Westminster?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by Opendome, May 3, 2019.

  1. Opendome

    Opendome New Member

    Hey everyone!

    I'm new to the lower mainland (came from the Island) and I'm looking for some decent fishing thats not too far away. I tried Sasamat lake last week but it was pretty busy on the dock pretty much all day. I was thinking of trying Buntzen Lake or is it a waste of time? I don't have a boat and I have a spinning rod. Any advice is helpful!

  2. Damien

    Damien Well-Known Member

    Welcome - Watch the stocking reports and use the map to check out some places. Really depends on your willingness to travel;

    Lot of places to explore. The further you go, the less the crowds TEND to be. Fishing mid week makes for a smaller crowd. Weekends right when the weather is starting to improve is going to be busy no matter what.

    Finding a cheap used kayak or float tube will give you a lot more flexibility to escape the crowds.

    Another thought, you can buy a decent kayak at Costco for $400 use it for 2-3 years and get $250-300 for it used. That makes for a cheap 'rental'. It even comes with the paddle and stuff you need to throw it on the roof of your car.

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